Monday, 14 April 2008

Yet more sewing FOs

(Don't forget you can click on pics to get a bigger view).

I have been hanging out to show off some of these finished objects (FOs), but some of them are a set of gifts so I had to wait to get them all finished... well, you know the story.

This first one is an apron I made for Elliot. It is made from a shower curtain my SIL gave me recently to repurpose. I have a few projects in mind, but this apron turned out exactly as I wanted. I adore my bias tape sewing machine foot.

A few more pics of the apron - clean and then gooped!

Before I made Elliot's apron I had made this one. It's a present for Lorna's DD1. (That's internet talk for your first (1) Dear Daughter, Lorna). She's 10 and she loves to cook, but Lorna's chicken to let her cook. This was about forcing Lorna to let DD1 into the kitchen. There! I said it!
Note the matching fabric pocket. This is made from some bed sheets and a pillow case I op-shopped in Macleod a while back. Such nice and crispy fabric. Mmmmm. Did I mention I love my bias tape foot?

This was for DD2, 7 years old, who is a budding artist with her pastel derwents. It's a pencil roll with fabric/ribbon/button flowers on the outside. The inside is made of two matching fabrics which are older than me. They were part of my mum's fabric stash before I nicked them. You can't see the sewn lines for the pencils on the red fabric, so you'll just have to take my word for it - there's space for 12 pencils. Lovely green bias tape and ribbon tie the whole thing together (literally and visually). I mentioned my bias tape foot, yeah?

DD3 is a girly girl at the age of 3. I couldn't let her go without pink. Lovely pink stripey fabric lines the inside of this cat themed bag. Trupunto cheeks and nose give the cat some shape, and pink button shine happily. This was inspired by the "Making Vintage Bags" book I blogged about last Wednesday.

I was so worried the girls would think their pressies were lame, but by the time I left DD3 was finding things to carry around in her bag, DD2 had put her favourite pencils in her roll, and DD1 was wearing her apron and hugging herself, looking as though she might never take her apron off. Or perhaps not until mum has let her do some cooking.
Ah, bliss for a panic-monger like moi.
I'm cleaning the study tonight in preparation for a full week of sewing. Six pairs of leather shoes to make (4 of them are gifts/swaps), and some more gifts - this time for a set of two sisters. Shhhh! Don't tell!


ColdCloth said...

Oh wow!! How well did they all turn out?? I think they are fantastic pressies and will be much loved - a zillion times better than the made-in-china gifts that all kiddies seem to get these days!!! Gee you are so talented - keep up the good work - I can't wait to see more of your creations!!!

Theresa said...

WOW - T they are AWESOME! You've done a great job and not only inspired me to get cracking on some of my sewing projects but also to learn how to use my bias binding foot too :D

Now I have seen even more of your creativity I can't wait to see more!

Tanja said...

Aw shucks! You guys are too nice!

I can't believe how nice gifts can turn out which are made of stuff that's just sitting around in my fabric suitcases.

Thanks for all your kind words.

BTW Theresa, the bias binding foot is a breeze to use - if you want some pointers just ask. I barely touch it, it sews by itself. :D